Edges, 18:30

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Dancing on the edge resonates equally with freedom and uncertainty. Outside the safe zone, it lures monotonous and predictable lives. This scenario might be familiar for Šimun, the protagonist of the Croatian film Summer Fruits. He is cramped between a sick mother, a sister that’s leaving, and a remote girlfriend passing through. On the other hand, in an animated film The Shadow of the Sun, Boaz crosses the edge and breaks all ties with his family, friends, and his former life.

. The author of a documentary film Why is Mum Always Crying dwells into memories through the love letters of her parents that revoke her childhood in a war-affected town of Pustograd. Spreading roots on a territory that doesn’t belong to him brings to the edge a Brazilian farmer Nego (No Place). He is forced to recreate his life after the land he worked on gets sold. In an animated film Golden Gym seventy-year-old Tzsvi refuses to stay within the boundaries of his age.

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Summer Fruits

Josip Lukić, fiction, 20 min, Croatia, 2019

Summer fruits are refreshing but high temperatures can make them go bad.

Production: Akademija dramske umjetnosti, Zagreb

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The Shadow of the Sun

Ido Hartmann, animation, 8 min, Israel, 2019

7 years ago Boaz has cut all ties with his family, friends, and his previous world. The film tracks the story of his disappearance and embarks on a surreal journey into the memories he left with his family.

Production: Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, Jerusalem

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Why is Mom Always Crying?

Karmen Obrdalj, documentary, 16 min, Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina, 2019

Ena discovers her parent’s love letters written during the war, and goes on a trip to her childhood city “Pustograd”, recalling their almost impossible love.

Production: Akademija umjetnosti Univerziteta u Banjoj Luci

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No Place

Gabriel Amaral, fiction, 23 min, Brazil, 2019

When Nego discovers that the cacao farm he lives and works on is going to be sold, he must face not only the loss of his home and job but also the daily contact he has with the land he cherishes so much.

Production: 3c Films, Gabriel Amara

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Golden Gym

Tamir Aharoni, animation, 6 min, Israel, 2019

After an ordinary workout at the gym, 70-year-old Tzsvi is involved in a car accident and experiences the loss of independence that comes with old age. Though the situation might seem dire, Tzsvi refuses to give in to his fate.

Production:  Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, Jerusalem

Tripping out, 20:00

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In a maze of wishes, fantasies, and aspirations, we are only seemingly alone. Every corner of that road is formed by a new encounter, connection, and relationship. Still, the thing that drives us is only ours. It is our thirst, our trip. Football hooligan Benedek (The Buzz) lives for violent encounters with his crew, but is being a rebel his final goal?

The intricate boundary of wandering between public and virtual spaces in a hyped-up form of association conglomerate, reveals itself in an experimental documentary Inside The Pipelines. In the fiction film Only Plastics and Diamonds Are Forever the answer to the problem is found in a new encounter. On the contrary, cat owner from the documentary All Cats Are Gray in the Dark has his own solo, uniquely weird trip.

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The Buzz

Dániel Füzes, fiction, 34 min, Hungary, 2019

Benedek, a young football fan, lives for the derby days, the aggro on Saturday, and for his loyal, hooligan buddies. To him this is passion, to others, it’s purposeless violence. One day, however, he has to decide whether to follow a team for the rest of his life or walk his own path.

Production: Budapest Metropolitan University

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Inside the Pipelines

Adva Santo, animation, 5 min, Israel, 2019

Inside the Pipelines is an experimental documentary film; a sketch of the wandering around the Central Bus Station. Intervening in the space of everyday life, the author provokes documentary form leading us into a conglomerate of associations playing with the aesthetics of virtual reality.

Production:  Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, Jerusalem

Best documentary film, All Cats Are Grey In the Dark, Lasse Linder

All Cats Are Grey in the Dark

Lasse Linder, documentary, 18 min, Switzerland, 2019

Christian lives with his two cats, Marmelade and Katjuscha. As he is yearning to become a father, he decides to fertilize his beloved cat Marmelade with an exquisite tomcat from abroad.

Production: Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts

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Only Plastics and Diamonds are Forever

Štefánia Lovasová, fiction, 25 min, Slovakia, 2018

Lucia cannot find anyone with whom she could keep any kind of relationship. The only companion she has is her dog, Fero. When her new roommate, Youtuber Peter moves into the flat, she realizes that not only plastics and diamonds are forever.

Production: Filmova a Televizna Fakulta VŠMU